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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 12...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad, 6:05 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • La Plaza Little League Majors Division tournament: A’s vs. Cubs-Nationals winner, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • La Plaza Little League Minors Division tournament: Phillies vs. Astros-Rockies winner, 5:30 p.m., Yankees vs. Cubs-White Sox winner, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see Monday, June 10, Optic for schedule)
    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League game

    Thursday

  • Robbers, Cowboys trade wins

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers were looking to clinch a series victory over the visiting Alpine (Texas) Cowboys with a Tuesday doubleheader at Rodriguez Park.

    Las Vegas, which won 10-5 Saturday on a well-attended “Longmire Night,” tripled up on Sunday with a 9-3 matinee win, but Alpine ended its offensive slump with a 14-8 verdict Monday night.

  • Going ‘Long’ - Robust crowd,...

    A near-capacity crowd at Saturday night’s Las Vegas Train Robbers game was treated to the sight of “Longmire” actor Lou Diamond Phillips hitting a single off series star Robert Taylor at Rodriguez Park.

    That turned out to be just a preview — or “trailer,” in cinematic jargon — of the hitting to come.

    Several hundred fans in attendance watched as the home team clubbed out four home runs in a stirring 10-5 win over the Alpine (Texas) Cowboys.

  • Derby champ!
  • Cognasi, Phipps honored by RMAC

    Anthony Cognasi and Danisha Phipps are the latest New Mexico Highlands University student-athletes to have their names adorning the east wall at the Wilson Complex.
    Cognasi and Phipps are the school’s choices for the 2012-13 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes, the Colorado Springs-based league office reported this past Thursday.

  • Little League - June 10, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. Games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Monday games: Angels vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Yankees vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday games: Mariners vs. Cardinals, 4 p.m.; Reds vs. Angels, 6 p.m.; Orioles vs. Red Sox, 8 p.m.
    Friday games: Red Sox vs. Yankees, 5:30 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m.

    SOFTBALL DIVISION
    Tuesday games: Stars vs. Pink Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Lady Longhorns vs. Lady Devils, 7:30 p.m.

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  • Zephyrs rally late vs. Isotopes

    Albuquerque Isotopes
    METAIRIE, La. -- Jake Smolinksi doubled in the eighth inning to left field, and when Tony Gwynn, Jr. mishandled the ball, Jordan Brown scored from first base to lift the New Orleans Zephyrs to a 3-2 win over the Albuquerque Isotopes on Saturday night.
     Zephyrs closer Chris Hatcher walked leadoff batter Matt Angle in the ninth, and Dee Gordon bunted him to second base, but Hatcher struck out Justin Sellers and Gwynn to preserve the victory. It was Hatcher’s 19th save, the most in all of minor league baseball.

  • French: Serena ends 11-year...

    The Associated Press
    PARIS — Serena Williams knew, of course, that 11 years had passed since her only French Open championship.
    She also knew, of course, what happened a year ago in Paris: the only first-round Grand Slam loss of her career, to a woman ranked outside the top 100, no less.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 10...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Alpine, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see schedule, Page 8)
    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League game

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Alpine, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • La Plaza Little League tournaments, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League game
    Wednesday
    Baseball

  • North-South festivities begin in...

    Summer all-star season is under way this weekend with  the 2013 Class 1A-3A North All-Star games in baseball and softball.

    Cobre High School will host both sets of festivities down south in Bayard.

    West Las Vegas head softball coach Lucas Griego is coaching the North girls, which include five players from the Las Vegas area — WLV shortstop Gabrielle Griego, his daughter; Lady Dons pitcher Marissa Cordova and first baseman Amanda Garcia; Robertson infielder Ashley Jaramillo; and Mora catcher D.J. Chavez.